THE BEAR FAMILY SECRET

FICTION | 20 min | 2014
PRODUCTION: NOVELO FILMES
DIRECTED BY: CÍNTIA DOMIT BITTAR
SCRIPT BY: CÍNTIA DOMIT BITTAR, WILL MARTINS

BEST SHORT -  VIEWERS CHOICE
10º FANTASPOA - Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantástico de Porto Alegre 2014

BEST ACTOR - OTTO JR. 
21º FLVR - Festival Latinoamericano de Vídeo e Artes Audiovisuales, Argentina, 2014.

BEST SHORT
8º Buried Alive - Atlanta Independent Horror Film Festival 2014

BEST DIRECTOR, ACTRESS, PRODUCTION DESIGN & SOUND DESIGN
19º Cine PE - Festival Audiovisual 2015
 

ABOUT

The Bear Family Secret  project was contemplated by the Catarinense Cinema Prize under the title "The Last Tooth ", with Will Martins script derivated from the original argument of Cíntia Domit Bittar. The plot involves the contact of a child (Georgia) With the Brazilian military dictatorship, narrated with elements of suspense and terror.

Shooting took place in June 2013, in the city of Lages, Serra Catarinense. The house, which served as a location, was fully set for the 1970s. In order to photograph the film, the Red Scarlet camera was chosen, seeking to work, also in post-production, a color grading style inspired by the films of that time.

Through casting, actress Liz Comerlatto was discovered to bring the protagonist, the girl Georgia to life. For the rest of the family,  actors Amélia Bittencourt, Gilda Nomacce, Otto Jr. and Cleistist Grött were invited.

 

SYNOPSIS

1970, Brazilian military dictatorship. Georgia, an 8-year-old girl, is barred from entering the basement of her home, where she used to play. Away from the eyes of the parents and the old nanny, Georgia finds the door unlocked: there is someone inside.

CAST

LIZ COMERLATTO (Geórgia)
AMÉLIA BITTENCOURT (Dona Solange)  
GILDA NOMACCE (Mother) 
OTTO JR (Father) 
CLEÍSTENES GRÖTT (Man) 

CREW

PRODUCTION Novelo Filmes
PRODUCERS Ana Paula Mendes, Carol Gesser, Cíntia Domit Bittar e Will Martins
ASSOCIATED PRODUCER Dicezar Leandro
SCRIPT Will Martins, Cíntia Domit Bittar
DIRECTED BY Cíntia Domit Bittar
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Will Martins
SCRIPT SUPERVISOR Maria Augusta Vilalba Nunes
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Carol Gesser
PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Carol Gesser e Marcelo Sabiá
PRODUCTION DIRECTOR ASSISTANT Bruno Knor
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Marx Vamerlatti
1º ASSISTANT CAMERA Ivan Duarte
DIT Alessandro Danielli
GAFFER Denny Meller
CHIEF GRIP José Silva Neto
ASSISTANT GRIP & GAFFER Dartagnan Garcia
PRODUCTION DESIGN Dicezar Leandro
SET DESIGN Daniela Aldrovandi, Dicezar Leandro
PRODUCTION DESIGN ASSISTANTS Cecília Castiñeira, Vanessa Rosa Gasparelo, Joana Grechi Krás e Jonatan Gentil
SET DESIGN ASSISTANT Vinicius Todeschini
SET DECORATOR Everton "Choco" Nunes
WARDORBE César Martins
HAIR & MAKE-UP Carolina Pires Campos
DIRECT SOUND Gustavo de Souza
BOOM OP Daniel Becker
CATERING Dama Farina Catering
EDITOR Cíntia Domit Bittar
ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK Mateus Mira
COLOR GRADING Alan Porciuncula
SOUND DESIGN & MIXING Gustavo de Souza
5.1 MIXING Douglas Narcizo
MASTERING Cíntia Domit Bittar 

 

Still por Vinícius Todeschini

Still por Cíntia Domit Bittar